Kathleen Culliton
Kathleen is a reporter for the New York Post and a book nerd, and a Brooklynite. She decided to become a writer because she hates office clothes. She stands by her choice.

This Copy Of 'The Bell Jar' Is Crazy-Rare

Here's some Sylvia Plath news that isn't depressing — and is actually kind of swell. There’s a newly discovered and extremely rare proof copy of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and it will be auctioned in London next month. So, if you're a big Plath…
By Kathleen Culliton

9 Books That (Might) Deserve Holidays

It's May 25 and you know what that means... unless you don't. It's Towel Day. A day when we honor the genius of science fiction phenome Douglas Adams by sporting his most beloved travel accessory. And of course, geekily quote our favorite bits to…
By Kathleen Culliton

9 Books To Ease The Pain Of Graduating

Welcome to the world, guys. Welcome to internships that pay you in stolen office supplies, 17 roommates (eight of whom are unskilled musicians and three of whom smell like sadness), and a void of meaningless. It's great! Maybe you're one of those…
By Kathleen Culliton

Reading Rainbow Is Officially Back

Take a look. It’s in a book. It’s friggin’ Reading Rainbow and it’s back. Kinda. This week the wonderful people who brought you Reading Rainbow launched the website Skybrary, which features almost everything nine-year-old you loved about the…
By Kathleen Culliton

8 Novels That Should Be Miniseries Circa Yesterday

Dear Important Television People, I have an urgent request that you need to see taken care of ASAP. I love watching movie versions of my favorite books, as long as it's not a remake of Brideshead Revisited in which they think they write better…
By Kathleen Culliton

Stolen 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' Recovered!

Phew, magical realism-loving book fiends, breathe a sigh of relief. It’s gonna be OK. The signed first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude that was stolen last week has been recovered, according to Colombian police. The discovery was announced…
By Kathleen Culliton

This Awesome Org Is Giving Out Diverse Kids' Books

Allow me to dazzle you with my impeccable Spanish: los libros son buenos. The books are good. Especially when they are going to kids from disparate cultures or lower income families. That’s the philosophy of nonprofit First Book, who will distribute…
By Kathleen Culliton

11 Mean Mothers From Literature

Some people have the good fortune of being besties with their mothers. Together Mom and Daughter can talk about anything, including the fact that they are so alike, especially in all of their best traits! How DREAMY. These daughters seem to somehow…
By Kathleen Culliton

'Cat's Cradle' Will Be Adapted For Television

If you enjoy laughing bitterly at the sad, stupid state of humanity, congratulations, you are about to get a present. This week, IM Global Television announced it will be bringing one of literature’s funniest dystopias to the small screen with a…
By Kathleen Culliton

Crime Writer Ruth Rendell Dies At Age 85

Mystery readers around the world have suffered a loss. On Saturday morning, her publisher announced that British crime writer Ruth Rendell died at age 85. Rendell, the author of the Inspector Wexford crime series and more than 60 novels, passed away…
By Kathleen Culliton

A Little Girl Put An End To "Boys Only" Books

Boys like firefighters, pirates, science and sports. Girls like princesses, fuzzy animals, cooking and listening to explanations. That’s how gender works. Or at least, that’s how gender worked at a major children’s publishing house until last…
By Kathleen Culliton

8 Books Women Should Have Written

Are there some books that would be stronger if they'd be written by a woman instead of a man? There's one reviewer that thinks he's found an example. In Choire Sicha's New York Times Book Review writeup of Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly…
By Kathleen Culliton

'Book Of Yeezus' Is Bible For Kanye Worshippers

In the beginning, "Kanye West created the heaven and the earth. And Kanye West said, Let there be light: and there was light." Confused? Or are you understanding your god in a whole new way? If so, have I got a book for you. It’s the Kanye West…
By Kathleen Culliton

Short Story By Young Queen Vic To Be Published

They’ll let anyone write a book these days – even 10-year-old girls are getting published. True, this particular 10-year-old would go on to become the queen of England and empress of India, but that’s not the point! Oh wait … it is. Because the…
By Kathleen Culliton

There's A Children's Book Without Gender Pronouns

Welcome to the 21st century, ladies and gentlemen … I mean, human beings. We have Call Me Tree, a children’s book without gender specific pronouns. And it's fantastic. This week the Huffington Post interviewed author Maya Christina Gonzalez about…
By Kathleen Culliton

'Winds Of Winter' Is Coming In 2016, Says GRRM

George R.R. Martin delights in driving his readers crazy — this we know is true. He gleefully beheads our favorite characters, he taunts us with glimpses of chapters to come, like the 'Winds of Winter' excerpt he released earlier this week, and then…
By Kathleen Culliton

Ferguson Librarian Wins Lemony Snicket Prize

Hard times bring out the best in some rare people and they are rarely rewarded for it. This week, one man was. It has been announced that Ferguson Public Library director Scott Bonner has won the second Lemony Snicket Prize, awarded to noble…
By Kathleen Culliton

Library Made Only Of Books Is Coming To Berkeley

Imagine your ideal library. Now instead of walls, there are books. Instead of a ceiling, books. Want a window? Just pull out a book, et voilà. Now stop imagining because it’s real. There’s going to be an enormous library made of books at the Bay…
By Kathleen Culliton

Censorship App Folds When Authors [Freak]ing Freak

Censorship is a [witch]. What a pain in the [bottom]. It can certainly go [freak] itself. Especially this week. Because this week a battle was fought between the censors and those they would censor, and the foul-mouthed fiction writers won. The…
By Kathleen Culliton

The DOJ Ferguson Report To Be Printed By New Press

It’s the document that told us the truth about “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” It’s the report that forced the resignation of two of Ferguson’s most powerful officials, City Manager John Shaw and Chief of Police Thomas Jackson. It’s the news that enraged…
By Kathleen Culliton